Think Inward! Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
Power of Vulnerability at Amazon:
On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise-that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. This introduction has been aptly done by Amazon (ref below)
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
Clearly Brene Brown’s wonderful talk has struck a deep chord with millions of listeners. A very good thing since at the core of much of our emotional pain is our sense of vulnerability – a state which no human escapes. Given the inevitability of our vulnerability, evoking our compassion – towards self and others – is important. Imperfections are a large part of what makes us human. I always think of the knot in a piece of wood, an imperfection that lends such aesthetics to the piece….Enjoy this video and Think Inward!